Characterization of microsatellite markers for the endemic sand dune lizard, Sceloporus arenicolus Academic Article uri icon


  • Here we characterize and report on the genetic variability of eight microsatellite loci for the endemic sand dune lizard, Sceloporus arenicolus, that amplified consistently for individuals throughout the species' range. The number of alleles per locus was high (mean = 13.25) and observed heterozygosities ranged from 0.354 to 0.808. With the exception of a single locus, the loci did not deviate from Hardy-Weinberg expectations. This set of markers is currently being used to examine population structure and landscape genetics in S. arenicolus, a habitat specialist with a restricted range and patchy distribution. 2006 The Authors Journal compilation 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Chan, L. M., Fitzgerald, L. A., & Zamudio, K.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Chan, LM||Fitzgerald, LA||Zamudio, K

publication date

  • January 2007